Big Mamma is the squadra of 1000 young Italians behind Gloria, the 70’s Capri-style trattoria in Shoreditch, Circolo Popolare, a Sicilian-inspired trattoria in Fitzrovia, and Ave Mario, their largest trattoria to date. The group also runs 8 trattorias in Paris (from East Mamma to Pizzeria Popolare and Pink Mamma) including La Felicità, the 4,500 sqm food market, plus trattorias in Lyon and Lille, and their first trattoria in Madrid – Bel Mondo. In 2019 the group also launched Napoli Gang in London and Paris– a brand offering 100% homemade Italian food delivered.
Ave Mario is 700 m2 of pure paradise, managed by their funky squadra of 120 Italians. Inspired by an idyllic day in Florence, a “Church” version 2.0, the 295 seats are spread over 3 spaces, and 2 gigantic terraces. Head Chef Andrea heads up the kitchen with a brand-spanking-new menu serving up ‘biga’ pizzas, giant carbonara ravioli and La Gran Scaloppina alla Millanese made with high-welfare rose veal. Not forgetting dolci, where a feat of gelato engineering has created our 60cm tall Gelato Tower.
The perfect spot for a date with your lover, a lunch with your BFF or a family meal just as you like it.
Circolo is Big Mamma Group’s sunny Sicilian trattoria in the heart of London’s lively Fitzrovia district. It’s run by a group of pals, 130 completely crazy Italians. And this neighborhood already feels like home. Chef Francesco has created a crazy menu from incredible Italian products. It offers, among other things, Carbonara served in a pecorino wheel, Napolitan pizzas with Italian ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella – and to top it off, a scandalous desserts featuring caramelised, chocolate covered profiterole and famous zingy lemon pie, size XXL.
Gloria is a 70’s Capri-style & all-day long Trattoria in the middle of Shoreditch run by a crazy bunch of 85 young and passionate people from the Bel Paese and the sunny coast of Naples. Rock up to experience an explosive menu mixing old Italian classics, with amazing products direct from 180 small producers in Italy – plus a few fun twists from Chef Andrea. From the oozing pesto heart burrata, to the Osso Buco Ravioli, to the Neapolitan Pizza heated in the gigantic Marana oven and even the Italian gelato made with love, Bronte pistacchio or in the iconic Drew Berrymore Sundae. Everything Gloria does is 100% fresh and homemade.
Experience the highlights from all three trattorias at Taste: living the ultimate dream.
Gloria, Ave Mario & Circolo Popolare
Burrata con Caponata (V)
Creamy Puglian burrata with smoky aubergine caponata
Incomparable Lemon Pie
Zingy tart with a humongous sky high meringue layer. THE must
Mafaldine al Tartufo (V)
Home-made mafaldine pasta, truffle mascarpone sauce, fresh black truffle. A Big Mamma classic
Tender high-welfare rose veal from Shropshire served with a tuna cream whip, capers and chervil